Chus Gutiérrez films De Caperucita a Loba
- Madrid is hosting the production of this comedy based on the play of the same name, starting its author Marta González de Vega, Berto Romero, David Guapo and José Mota
De Caperucita a Loba is an acerbic feature film, with a female view of intimate relationships, based on the theatre piece that has been a box office success for six seasons. It is now making the leap to the big screen under the direction of Chus Gutiérrez, responsible for titles such as Sublet, Return to Hansala [+see also:
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With a cast led by the original writer, Marta González de Vega, in her screen debut, and including comedians such as Berto Romero, David Guapo, José Mota and Peruvian actor Marco Zunino playing the men that the main characters encounters over the course of her love life. Alongside them, Martita de Graná and Melania Urbina become the protagonist’s best friends, while Antonio Resines (recently seen in Secret origins [+see also:
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“Often cinema, music and literature tell us how love is all about suffering, pain and conflict. However, I believe that love should be a place for fun and joy. That is why I was thrilled to throw myself into filming De Caperucita a Loba, because I live the idea of all the Little Red Riding Hoods out there having an inner wolf: they just have to let them selves have some fun,” said Chus Gutiérrez.
The script for the film was written by Marta González de Vega herself: she has proven experience having written – together with junto a Santiago Segura – the scripts for the latest most popular comedies among the Spanish audience: Father there is only one 2 [+see also:
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According to the summary of the film, a wolf is a Little Red Riding Hood who has learned to make fun of herself. And that is the greatest superpower there is, because when we make ourselves the brunt of the joke, nothing can hurt us. Marta’s mutation process from Little Red Riding Hood to wolf takes several years and several blokes, because she has to learn that the comedy can’t be found by avoiding the forest of the drama, but by delving deep into it: facing reality, discovering that drama sprouts from laughter and that from laughter grows … power.
González de Vega, scriptwriter and main character, said “The film is a conscientious study of the world of relationships, based on the well-known ‘trial and error’ method, which shows us how laughter is the only way of surviving the pathos we get into when we are in love – both men and women.”
De Caperucita a Loba is a film produced by Esto también pasará and De Caperucita a Loba AIE, in co-production with Bowfinger Int. Pictures, The Glow and Tondero (Peru). Collaborators include ICAA and Amazon Prime Video, while national and international distribution will be by A contracorriente Films and Latido Films, respectively.
(Translated from Spanish by Alexandra Stephens)
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